Delaware Attorney General speaks of Ft. Hood and the need for public service

    Delaware Attorney-General Beau Biden comments on the Ft. Hood tragedy and encourages more to go into public service.

    Delaware’s Attorney General spoke of the situation at Ft. Hood, Texas while praising those who go into public service as inspirations.

    Beau Biden was at the annual “Meet the Allies” event.  The group, Public Allies, is set up as organization to strengthen community, non-profit, and civic participation.  There were 30 new members introduced.

    The speech was billed as his first public speech since returning from Iraq as a member of the Delaware National Guard in September.

    Biden said the year in Iraq changed him.  He said it deepened his desire to help people.  He went on to say that is why the events at Fort Hood are so disturbing.  He said for such a tragedy to happen at a place where military personnel are being helped before they are shipped overseas is a hard thing to take.  He recalled a situation during his year in Iraq where a gunman opened fire on a hospital in Iraq.

    You can click on extended clip of the Biden appearance this morning.  You can also watch Bill Cook’s interview with Attorney-General Biden where he talks more about his time in Iraq, on being back on the job as attorney-general, and his thoughts on running for the U.S. Senate in the 2010 election. We have a link that will you take you to FIRST, the Delaware weekly news magazine program.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.